Winner of the 2001 Colorado Prize for Poetry
"A Summer Evening urgently and beautifully explores conflicting circular and linear sensations of time. Embodying that dismembering dichotomy in undated digital time-markers—thus refusing to indicate whether we are, at any given moment, moving forward or backward—it compels us to leap to increasingly vertigo-laden temporal assumptions that, like some fraying net, tighten to temporarily hold narrative, then rip it 'free.' One ends up in the presence of a terrifying—yet also strangely liberating—universe where one cannot tell whether one is indeed progressing on a 'journey of life' . . . or whether one is locked in some mock-time in which accountability cannot be acted upon, but in which it still presses, demanding redress. While all along, at the core, almost madly, song continues . . . ."
—Jorie Graham, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Dream of the Unified Field: Selected Poems 1974-1994